Orange County Autism Regional Taskforce Members

Name Title Agency
Janis White, Ed.D., OCART Chair Chief Operating Officer Regional Center of Orange County
Dennis Roberson, Co-Chair Chief Special Education Services Orange County Department of Education
Joseph Donnelly, M.D., Co-Chair Director of the Children’s Hospital of Orange County/University of California, Irvine, Neurodevelopmental Programs For OC Kids Neurodevelopmental Center

Housing Chair

Nancy Donnelly Housing Chair Advocates for Adults with Disabilities

Insurance Coverage by Private Health Plans Chair

Junelyn Lazo-Pearson, Ph.D. Insurance Chair Center for Behavoral Sciences Inc.

Early Identification and Intervention Chair

Alyce Mastrianni EI Chair Children & Families Commission

Transitional Training, Education and Employment Chairs

Linda O'Neal Transition, Education, Employment Chai Orange County Adult Transition Task Force,
Transition Specialist, Irvine Unified School District
Richard Rosenberg, Ph.D. State Trainer Department of Rehabilitation in Autism
and Employment
Vera Bernard-Opitz, Ph.D. Author & Editor Autism News of Orange County
Robert Blitz O.C. Chapter Advocacy Chair Autism Speaks
Greg Buchert, M.D. Chief Operating Officer CalOptima
Trudi Carter, M.D. Chief Medical Officer CalOptima
Joe DeCarlo President JD Property Management, Inc.
Janet Dodd, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Chapman University
Susan Eastman Director    Area Board XI
Gary Frazier CEO Acacia Housing
Bonnie Gillman President Grandparent Autism Network (GAN)
Wendy Goldberg, Ph.D. Professor UC Irvine
Maureen Graves, J.D. Attorney  
Mary Hallway Occupational Therapist The Children's Therapy Center
Hedy Hansen Family Support and Education Manager
 & Parent
For OC Kids Neurodevelopmental Center 
Stuart Haskin CEO Get Safe
Dillon Henry Coordinator, Early Intervention Programs Orange County Department of Education
Peter Himber, M.D. Medical Director Regional Center of Orange County
Gavin Huntley-Fenner, Ph.D. Professor, UCI; IUSD School Board UC Irvine
Erik Kasum Aspberger Representative  
Kathleen Kolenda Regional Director Easter Seals Southern California
Marc Lerner, M.D. Clinical Professor of Pediatrics UC Irvine
Gary Lewis, Ed.D. SELPA Director, Asst. Supt. Spec. Ed. Garden Grove Unified School District
Doreen Lohnes Assistant Superintendent, SELPA Dir. Santa Ana Unified School District
Jose Luis & Gloria Hernandez President & Founder Grupo Angeles
Pete Major Owner Major Shelters, Affordable Housing
Deb Marsteller CEO Project Independence
Kathleen McFarlin Director of Programs & Parent UCP of Orange County
Kelly McKinnon, BCBA President Kelly McKinnon & Associates, Inc.
Erin McNerney, Ph.D. BCBA Autism Spectrum Therapies
David Monkarsh, Ph.D. Psychologist  
Barbara Moore CEO Speech Pathology Associates
Janette Morey Physical Therapist Orange County Therapy
Joseph Nacario Director Integrated Resources Inc.
Tresa Oliveri Public Communications/External Affairs
Coordinator & Parent
Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA)
John Palacio School Board Member Santa Ana Unified School District
Kim Palmer   Talk About Curing Autism (TACA)
Norma Richey Area Work Incentive Coordinator Social Security Administration
Suzanne Robinson, Ph.D. Assistant Professor College of Education, California State University,
Linda Seppala   Institute for Applied Behavior Analysis
Michael Siegel Entrepreneur/Grad student  
Denise Simpson School of Continuing Education North Orange County Community College District
Joseph Singh CEO Community Housing Resources, Inc.
Debora Smith President Autism Spectrum of Support and Parent
Linda Smith CEO Providence Speech and Hearing Center
Linda Smith CEO Family Support Network
Diane Stein, M.D. Child Neurologist Stein Child Neurology
Robin Steinberg-Epstein, M.D. Physician UC Irvine
Tatiana Tretiakova, M.D Psychiatrist Orange County Health Care Agency  
Tina Marie Tyler Board Member, Broadcast Journalist, Ed Easter Seals Disability Services
Carlos Urquiza President Disability Access and Solutions for Housing
Diane Vitto Co-Chair, Autism Walk Autism Speaks
Lauren Vitto Co-Chair, Autism Walk Autism Speaks
Andrea Walker Coordinator of SUCCESS Program Orange County Department of Education
Jan Weiner, Ph.D. Assistant Professor CSU Fullerton
Lori Williams, Ph.D. Autism Coordinator Newport Mesa USD
Amanda Wolfgang Exec. Dir., Clinical Services Newport Language & Speech Center

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